Strategic Management

  • The Strategic Management specialization (SGMT) develops a framework for analysis of the organization in its totality – the environment in which it operates, its focus and its internal administrative activities.

    It examines the process of choosing and defining purposes and objectives, formulating and implementing a viable strategy and monitoring strategic performance.

     


  • Professor James Darroch, Area Coordinator
    Professor James Darroch, Area Coordinator

Career Opportunities

  • This specialization will be of particular relevance to those interested in careers in strategic or corporate planning and in general management positions in profit-oriented enterprises operating in a competitive environment.

  • Gwendolyn Chen Wang (MBA '14)

    “My MBA specialization in Strategic Management at Schulich gave me the real-world learning and analytic tools to jump start my career.”

    Gwendolyn Chen Wang (MBA '14)USA Market Development
    Air Canada
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Study Options

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  • Specialization Requirements

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    Requirements

    • 12.00 credits of elective courses consisting of at least 6.00 credits of recommended courses and 6.00 credits of recommended or additional courses

    Recommended Electives

    • MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
    • THE ART OF THE DEAL
    • THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS & GOVERNANCE OF PUBLIC CORPORATIONS
    • MANAGING STRATEGIC ALLIANCES AND JOINT VENTURES
    • STRATEGY EXECUTION
    • STRATEGIC THINKING AND ACTION IN TURBULENT ENVIRONMENTS
    • STRATEGIC CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT
    • MANAGING GLOBALLY - PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
    • BUSINESS STRATEGIES IN CHINA
    • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY - BASED FIRMS
    • RESTRUCTURING & TURNAROUND MANAGEMENT

    Additional Electives

    • MANAGING ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
    • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF E-BUSINESS
    • BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY
    • THE ECONOMICS OF REGULATION AND DEREGULATION
    • ECONOMIC FORECASTING AND ANALYSIS
    • MACROECONOMICS AND THE SUPPLY SIDE
    • ENTREPRENEURSHIP & NEW FIRM CREATION
    • MANAGING VENTURE GROWTH & TRANSITION
    • CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    • COMPETITIVE & ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRMS
    • THE CANADIAN LIFE INSURANCE INDUSTRY & INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
    • ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT & STRATEGY
    • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HOSPITALS
    • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS - STRATEGIC OVERVIEW FOR MANAGERS
    • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY
    • INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS - ANALYSIS, STRATEGY AND PRACTICE
    • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND THE LAW
    • CASE ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION SKILLS
    • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    • MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
    • STRATEGY AND VALUE CREATION IN MINING
    • STRATEGIC MARKET PLANNING
    • DISRUPTIVE & EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS

    Summary of Electives

    • MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
    • THE ART OF THE DEAL
    • THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS & GOVERNANCE OF PUBLIC CORPORATIONS
    • MANAGING STRATEGIC ALLIANCES AND JOINT VENTURES
    • STRATEGY EXECUTION
    • STRATEGIC THINKING AND ACTION IN TURBULENT ENVIRONMENTS
    • STRATEGIC CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT
    • MANAGING GLOBALLY - PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
    • BUSINESS STRATEGIES IN CHINA
    • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY - BASED FIRMS
    • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF E-BUSINESS
    • RESTRUCTURING & TURNAROUND MANAGEMENT
    • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND THE LAW
    • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    • MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
    • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS - STRATEGIC OVERVIEW FOR MANAGERS
    • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY
    • INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS - ANALYSIS, STRATEGY AND PRACTICE
    • MANAGING ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
    • BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY
    • ENTREPRENEURSHIP & NEW FIRM CREATION
    • MANAGING VENTURE GROWTH & TRANSITION
    • CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    • COMPETITIVE & ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRMS
    • THE CANADIAN LIFE INSURANCE INDUSTRY & INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
    • ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT & STRATEGY
    • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HOSPITALS
    • COMMERCIALIZATION IN PHARMA & BIOTECH
    • INNOVATION AND CHANGE ACROSS THE HEALTH INDUSTRY
    • STRATEGY AND VALUE CREATION IN MINING
    • COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY
    • DISRUPTIVE & EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS

     

     

    NOTE: Not all courses required to fulfill a specialization are offered each term. Course offerings are based on factors such as student demand and instructor availability. The office of Student Services & International Relations is available to provide advising on course sequencing and the fulfillment of program and specialization requirements within a student’s period of study. For current course offerings and details, please view the Schulich Course Offerings Database.

Faculty

  • Faculty members teaching Strategic Management have an extensive variety of backgrounds and professional experience. They bring their cutting edge research to the classroom.

    Recent research topics include responsible business, management of the multinational firm, corporate governance, strategic alliances, entrepreneurship and technology-based firms.

  • Student Clubs

    Case Analysis Club (CAC)

    The Case Analysis Club provides all Schulich students a forum to develop and practice critical problem-solving skills using real business cases.

    Its case training using a buddy system, boot camps and weekly workshops offer critical supports to students preparing for consulting company interviews.

    Email: cacrsvp@schulich.yorku.ca

    Schulich Association of Management and Organizational Studies (SAMOS)

    SAMOS provides networking, learning, and development opportunities to students within the areas of human resource management, change management and planning and organizational dynamics.

    Each term, we host special events which focus on how organizational behavior impacts careers.

    Email: samos@schulich.yorku.ca